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PES 2017 Trailer: Pro Evolution Soccer announces exclusive deal with Barcelona

FIFA 17 will not have Barcelona's Camp Nou stadium

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Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar Jr. will grace the cover of Pro Evolution Soccer 2017

Konami have announced that they have secured an exclusive deal with La Liga giants Barcelona as their ‘premium partner’ for three years. As part of the deal, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar Jr. will grace the cover of Pro Evolution Soccer 2017, while the Camp Nou stadium will be an exclusive for the game, with competitor EA Sports’ FIFA 17 missing out on Barcelona’s stadium, in what is a big coup for Konami’s football simulation.

PES 2017 also released multiple screenshots showcasing the excellent likenesses they have created of the Catalan club, with eerily accurate virtual players showcasing their trademark playing style in Barcelona colours, both in present and historical kits. Konami also released a trailer alongside the announcement, detailing all the facets of the game players can expect to see when the game is released on 15th September, 2016.

Konami president Tomotada Tashiro relayed his pleasure at securing the deal, saying “This is a real statement of intent for us. By working closely with a team of Barcelona’s stature we can introduce the PES series to a huge global fan base. This partnership will deliver access to the very best players in the modern game and to one of the world’s most respected and ambitious clubs. The PES series is famed for its realism and control, so the fit between such a skilled team and a game that celebrates such ability is perfect.” 

Making the announcement on the Playstation Blog, here are the details of the deal

Exclusive rights to recreate FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium.
The club’s famed offensive, playing style will be fully implemented, as will the club anthem ‘Himno’.
In-game versions of FC Barcelona’s historical kits.
Special promotions in myClub mode that will allow you to add FC Barcelona stars such as Lionel Messi, Neymar Jr and Luis Suarez to your squads.
FC Barcelona Legends available in myClub.
Also, just for you PlayStation fans, we’re happy to announce the FCB Edition and the opening of digital pre-orders on the PlayStation Store. Get ready to #controlreality

As you can probably tell, we’re very excited by this premium partnership and hope you’re looking forward to trying out the incredible, iconic playing style of Messi and the rest of the FC Barcelona team. See you on the pitch at Camp Nou!

Here is the latest trailer released by PES 2017 :

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